We’ve already shown you our hands-on of the Lumia 800 but we also have some video of a Nokia representative showing it off. Along with the hyperboles you’d expect, he does a good job of showing off some of the new features in the company’s first Windows Phone smartphone.
The Lumia 800 has pretty good specs when you compare it to the rest of the market but it’s definitely not a bleeding-edge phone. It rocks a screen that’s smaller than 4 inches, has a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon and an 8-megapixel camera that should be top notch. It has a polycarbonate backing that feels really nice in the hand and it has just the right amount of heft to it.
The important thing about the Lumia 800 is that it runs Microsoft’s Windows Phone Mango with a few Nokia-specific customizations. If you’ve read our review of Mango, you’d know we’re fans of the platform and think it is a credible alternative to iOS or Android even if it lacks the app ecosystem of its competitors.
The Lumia 800 will have three specific apps and features which should be exclusive to Nokia phones: Nokia Music, Drive and a beefed up ESPN app. The Nokia Music gives you access to free tunes and playlists and you can even download songs to your device for offline access. The ESPN app gives you updated scores and reports on your favorite teams.
The Nokia Drive app may be the most appealing, as it offers free, turn-by-turn navigation on your Lumia 800. With rich, 3D maps that can be downloaded for offline access, this is going to be a very compelling reason to pick up a Nokia Windows Phone.
Watch the video below and let us know what you think.